Hexit Watch™: Julie Mehegan Goes Gubernatorial

And the beat (feet) goes on . . . CommonWealth Magazine’s Michael Jonas recently noted another departure from the shrinky local tabloid. The Herald’s phantom editorial page Unclear who’s running paper’s opinion page under new ownership BY ALL OUTWARD appearances, the Boston Herald continues to chug along under its new ownership, with its hard-working reporters … Continue reading Hexit Watch™: Julie Mehegan Goes Gubernatorial

Hexit Watch™: Shelly Cohen Drifts to Boston Globe

After the sadreading staff noted yesterday the exodus from the Boston Herald of sports scribes Jeff Howe (to parts as yet unknown) and Chad Jennings (to The Athletic Boston) , the irrepressible Alex Beam tweeted this at us. Indeed, we had missed this op-ed column by former Herald editorial page editor Rachelle (actually Shelly-one-e) Cohen … Continue reading Hexit Watch™: Shelly Cohen Drifts to Boston Globe

Hexit Watch™: Herald Sports Scribes Steal Away

Latest in what’s become an ongoing (outgoing?) series The exodus from the Boston Herald since its sale to Digital First Media (slogan: “Where Newspapers Go to Die”) hasn’t yet reached Biblical proportions, but it does seem to be picking up. From New England Patriots beat reporter Jeff Howe’s Twitter feed yesterday: Crosstown at the Boston Globe, … Continue reading Hexit Watch™: Herald Sports Scribes Steal Away

Hexit Watch™: Shelly Cohen’s Long Goodbye

Latest in what we expect will be an endless stream The redoubtable Rachelle Cohen – longtime Boston Herald journalist, most recently as Editorial Page Editor – sang her swan song in yesterday’s edition, marking yet another milestone for the feisty local tabloid. The Boston Herald I knew, whose death has been prematurely reported for decades, and … Continue reading Hexit Watch™: Shelly Cohen’s Long Goodbye

Hexit Watch™: Matt Stout Jumps to Boston Globe

Second in what we expect will be a long-running series Well that was quick. When we last saw Boston Herald State House reporter Matt Stout, which was less than a week ago, he was chronicling the very entertaining Massachusetts Senate president throwdown. That piece ran on the Herald website the same day this Stout piece … Continue reading Hexit Watch™: Matt Stout Jumps to Boston Globe

Digital First Takes Knife to Boston Herald Again

The clearcutters at Digital Worst – sorry, First – Media are at it again, engineering a Memorial Day Massacre at Fargo Street, according to Greg Ryan’s report in the Boston Business Journal (tip o’ the pixel to @EBMason). Digital First lays off Boston Herald managers, workers Digital First Media, the new owner of the Boston … Continue reading Digital First Takes Knife to Boston Herald Again

American Prospect: Boston Herald Prospects Dim

Since last month’s announcement that Digital First Media had won the Boston Herald auction bakeoff, there’s been a steady drumbeat of prebituaries for the shaky local tabloid. The Boston Globe’s Jon Chesto and Andy Rosen predicted a rolling thunder of staff reductions, while Nieman Journalism Lab director Joshua Benton said flat-out “to be owned by Digital … Continue reading American Prospect: Boston Herald Prospects Dim